It’s not normal to experience tooth sensitivity when eating or lingering tooth pain throughout the day. In almost all cases, this toothache is a sign that infection has damaged the inside of your tooth and will continue to cause discomfort or even noticeable, sharp pain that will not resolve on its own. Before this toothache leads to a painful dental abscess or tooth extraction, schedule a consultation with our dentists at Riverdale Dental Associates. A root canal may be all that is needed to resolve your chronic tooth pain! We offer endodontics treatments in our multiple dental practices in Florida using specialized techniques to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. Don’t wait any longer to treat your toothache—timely root canal treatment can ultimately save your tooth from extraction!
Our dentists at Riverdale Dental Associates are trained and experienced in providing endodontic treatment including root canals. This treatment will remove the dangerous infection and inflammation inside your tooth before it can spread. Don’t let the stigma surrounding this procedure cause you apprehension or lead you to put off your treatment. When we offer root canals at Riverdale Dental Associates, they’re designed to comfortably eliminate your tooth pain (not cause more) and ultimately save your natural tooth! We partner with leading insurance companies to ensure your entire treatment process is painless and easy.
Root canal therapy at Riverdale Dental Associates involves removing a portion of the tooth crown to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear out all the infection, bacteria, and damaged pulp and tissues. Disinfecting and cleaning the canals is the next step before filling them with a hardening material call gutta-percha. The tooth will then be sealed to keep bacteria from entering the chamber and root canal and covered with a dental crown to ensure it remains strong and functional after treatment.
Apicoectomy surgery is recommended when a tooth with a previous root canal still has a residual infection at the tooth root. A minor procedure, root end surgery involves removing the tip of a tooth’s root to prevent further damage or extraction. During treatment, the dentists gain access to the tooth root, then the root tip is removed, and the root canal is cleaned and sealed to block further infection.
When a root canal is not successful or other complications arise, endodontic retreatment provides a second chance at saving a natural tooth. During the procedure, the dental crown and filling material are removed, and the inside of the tooth is evaluated and cleaned. The new filling is added to seal the tooth, then the existing or new dental crown will be attached.
Once your endodontic procedure in Florida is complete, you’ll be able to live a comfortable and functional life again without any tooth pain. We’ll provide the necessary instructions to ensure your recovery is fast and healthy. In general, you can expect the following benefits from treatment:
Find out if a root canal can relieve your pain and restore health!